Accounts Payable Manager

Interim Management Mission

Pictogramme entreprise

Sector of activity

Member of an international group in the environmental sector.

Type of business

Private industrial and public sector clients. Growing with performance improvement objectives.

Company size

Turnover in hundreds of millions of €. Several thousands throughout France.

Pictrogramme travail

Country, city

Paris area.

Type of mission

Interim Management Mission


Within the company's head office, you will report directly to the Group Accounting Director.


Our client was in a phase of growth and reinforcement of its financial organization and proposed this mission of Accounts Payable Manager (M/F) based in the Paris region.

As a member of the Finance & Accounting Department, the manager was involved in a double mission: ensure the current management and pilot a new S2P (Sales-To-Pay) tool project.


The company is a member of an international group in the environmental sector. It has activities all over France, divided by regions. Its customers are private industrial sectors and public sectors. It is in growth with objectives of improvement of the performances. It is in full transformation. Its turnover is in hundreds of millions of € and its workforce is several thousand throughout France.


Accounts Payable Manager
Within the company's headquarters, the manager reported directly to the Group Accounting Director and with a dual mission 🎯 and ensured the management of current activities and 🎯 piloted the deployment of a new tool.

Ensure the management of current activities:

-Manage a team of 8-10 people at headquarters, in charge of supplier management ;
-Optimize the processing time of invoices, their correct allocation and ensure their payment within the agreed timeframe;
-Validate supplier due date proposals and punctual payments as required;
-Organize monthly closings and propose the necessary provisions;
-Ensure the relationship with the other departments concerned: purchasing, management control, operations management and Group;
-Carry out monthly reporting of business KPI's and cash out forecast.

Manage the deployment of a new tool:

In relation with the Group's teams, he was the project manager for the entire France for the deployment of a new Sales-To-Pay (S2P) tool. As the country pilot for the project, you:

-Be the correspondent for the Group and all functions impacted by the project: purchasing, finance, management, IT ;
-Participate in the definition, framing and deployment meetings of the roadmap;
-Set the objectives for your area of responsibility, France, in terms of deadlines and organization of supplier processes;
-Implement, in relation with the Management, the new processes;
-Ensure the training and reinforcement of internal teams to manage the project.


Minimum 10 years experience in an equivalent position.
Knowledge of Groups or large ETI with matrix organization.
Minimum education of 3 years in Management - Accounting - Finance.
Ability to manage and motivate accounting teams.
Experience in shared services centers: a plus.
Professional English & Microsoft office suite.

Ability to manage and motivate teams.
Ability to manage a project and bring together skills.